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10 next visited nearby house of villages named Suginin to get firing data - is firing tiles by the kropokak system (no kiln) - wood stacked in + among layers of tiles with final covering of dried bamboo leaves - is a Gragung - style kiln in Sugimin's yard which he built on his own but can't use reason that Gragung kiln uses mainly larahan + hence burns at a lower temperature in this area not enough larahan + villagers usually fire with purchased wood - if use wood in Gragung kiln the edges of the tiles will melt Sugiman + one child work together to produce an ave. of 100 tiles a day in dry season (8 mo.), less in rainy this is not, however, their only or even main source of income since have sawah tiles sold to tengkulaks + bicycle bakuls ((notes from same day cont. p.26 this book)) 11 Aug 7, 79 same day [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] visited in Purwosari also 7 families of roof tile makers first visited a kiln open on both ends called gobons - usually used for roof tiles but today was being used for bricks different firing materials used for these 2 products 1. for tiles they are stacked with tikar from the Garum cigarette factory in Kudus & the stack is then covered top & sides w/ bamboo leaves - original use of mats as tobacco covers [[margin]] can mix wood & mats 1 truk of mats costs 7000 RpRp and - use half a truk or slightly more for this amount of tiles 2. for bricks use [[strikethrough]] either [[/strikethrough all berambut [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]] this open ended kiln can handle 4000 bricks at a time but this morning only 3000 fired more usual method of firing bricks is termed linggan - large outdoor (not roofed over) stacks (non-kiln) of 20,000-50,000 at a time
right side of journal entry begins with Aug 7, 79
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